Work on hos­pi­tal car park started

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON

As the de­vel­op­ment of Pohlen Hos­pi­tal’s new wing con­tin­ues, an­other phase is set to be com­pleted by Jan­uary 2012.

The carpark up­grade is now well un­der way and J Swap Con­trac­tors has been con­tracted to com­plete the work.

Pohlen Hos­pi­tal new wing project man­ager Garry Stan­ley said the new carpark would be used by staff mem­bers and would free up the cur­rent carpark lo­cated at the en­trance of the hos­pi­tal for vis­i­tors and pa­tients. ‘‘Swaps does such a fan­tas­tic job and we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate them tak­ing on the carpark job when they are so busy,’’ Mr Stan­ley said.

‘‘ They are on track for every­thing to be fin­ished early in the new year.’’

On an­other note, next time you’re at Z En­ergy ser­vice sta­tion in Mata­mata ( for­merly Shell) spare a thought for Pohlen Hos­pi­tal.

Z En­ergy will soon be one of New Zealand’s most vis­i­ble brands, with the com­pany com­mit­ting $ 60 mil­lion to rolling out the new lo­cal brand across the coun­try over the next nine months.

The Shell brand will be pro­gres­sively re­placed with Z across all of the com­pany’s 210 re­tail ser­vice sta­tions, 90 com­mer­cial truck­stops and all com­pany of­fices and op­er­a­tions.

Z chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Ben­netts said the de­ci­sion to com­mit to the Z brand had been taken af­ter ex­haus­tive consumer re­search, care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion of cus­tomer feed­back from the 10- site Z pi­lot pro­gramme and very strong re­sults from brand track­ing re­search.

‘‘ We will com­mit $ 60 mil­lion to con­tinue to build a strong Kiwi brand and de­liver a much bet­ter cus­tomer of­fer based on the feed­back that New Zealan­ders have given us,’’ he said.

Pohlen has been cho­sen as one of four lo­cal char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions to be in­volved in the to­ken shoot sys­tem ini­ti­ated by Z na­tion­wide to see more money pumped back into lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

Ev­ery time you make a pur­chase at Z, you will be given a to­ken to slot into a shoot sys­tem that will be lo­cated at the Z Mata­mata premises.

Other or­gan­i­sa­tions nom­i­nated by Z Mata­mata cus­tomers and staff mem­bers to be in­volved are St John, the Mata­mata Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade and the Mata­mata Com- mu­nity Health Shut­tle.

Re­tailer for Mata­mata Z Sel­wyn Cook, who is also re­spon­si­ble for 12 other Waikato sites, said this ini­tia­tive was about get­ting in­volved with the com­mu­ni­ties in which Z En­ergy out­lets were lo­cated.

‘‘We wanted to get into the heart and soul of com­mu­ni­ties and see this as a fan­tas­tic way to do just that,’’ Mr Cook said.

‘‘We see Pohlen Hos­pi­tal as a great cause to get be­hind and we are proud to be sup­port­ing it.’’

Up­grade con­tin­ues: The carpark up­grade is cur­rently un­der way at Pohlen Hos­pi­tal.

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